December 10, 2016

AUSTRALIA: Sydney Muslim Man Guilty Of Terror Related Offences, Trying To Send Thousands Of Dollars To Islamic State.

Yahoo7 News, Australia
written by Staff, Agencies
Friday December 9, 2016

A Sydney man, who was allegedly in contact with a notorious Australian fighter in Syria, has been found guilty of trying to send thousands of dollars to Islamic State.

Following police raids in 2014, Ali Al-Talebi denied two counts of attempting to give resources to a terrorist organisation and one of knowingly making funds available to a terrorist organisation.

But on Friday, a Sydney District Court jury found the 27-year-old guilty of all offences.

The Crown had alleged Al-Talebi helped recruit a younger Muslim man to send $6,000 to Pakistan to be used for sending fighters to Syria.

It was also alleged he tried to have more than $9,000 in US bank notes sent to a man in Turkey, who had been nominated by Australian IS member Mohammad Ali Baryalei.

The transactions were attempted over three consecutive days in August 2014.

Al-Talebi's co-accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, previously pleaded guilty to a charge relating to the $US9,000.

The jury heard Al-Talebi had IS chants on his phone which talked of trampling unbelievers' skulls and spreading hell.

The Crown alleged the money was handed to the young man, who has been indemnified for his help in prosecutions, in the presence of a group of men in the Parramatta mosque car park.

The mother of the man given the task of carrying out the transfers found the US cash in his pocket after the attempt at sending it through was aborted due to the high fees involved.

A sentence mention has been listed for Monday.

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